Glasgow Prestwick Airport welcomes flight carrying vital PPE

Sunday 19 April, 00:01 Europe/London

Glasgow Prestwick Airport yesterday (18 April 2020) welcomed a freighter flight from China, carrying vital personal protective equipment (PPE) destined for healthcare workers in Scotland.

The airport was selected to handle the crucial flights thanks to its superior freight handling facilities. AirBridgeCargo, one of the world’s leading all cargo airlines, operated this flight in conjunction with freight forwarders JAG-UFS Group.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport has vast experience handling specialist, large scale, high volume and quick turnaround air freight and Saturday’s flight was offloaded and on its way to healthcare workers within a few hours of the plane touching down.

Stewart Adams, chief executive at Glasgow Prestwick Airport, said:

“While the Coronavirus pandemic has meant the vast majority of commercial aircraft has been grounded, we’re continuing to operate our specialist freight-handling services in order to play an important part in supporting Scotland’s key workers during this difficult time. The PPE which we are receiving from China will be processed quickly so that this vital delivery can make its way to those who need it most, as soon as possible.”